Half of voters approve of Trump's job performance: poll

Half of voters approve of Trump's job performance: poll
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Half of U.S. voters said they approve of the job President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress' Petition urges University of Virginia not to hire Marc Short MORE's done in office, according to Rasmussen Reports' daily Presidential Tracking Poll on Monday. 

The survey found that 50 percent of likely voters polled said they approved of Trump's job performance, while 49 percent of voters said they disapproved. 

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The poll found that 33 percent said they strongly approved of Trump's performance as president, while 39 percent said they strongly disapproved.

According to Rasmussen, the poll puts Trump ahead of where his predecessor, Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaEx-White House stenographer: Trump is ‘lying to the American people’ Trump has the right foreign policy strategy — he just needs to stop talking The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump faces bipartisan criticism over Putin presser, blames media for coverage MORE, was at this stage in his presidency. 

It comes a week after CNN reported that Trump had reached his highest approval rating in more than a year, at 42 percent. 

However, 54 percent of those polled said they disapproved of the job president's done in office. 

The surveys follow a series of shakeups within the Trump administration, which have seen the departures of former Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonUS steps up its game in Africa, a continent open for business Matt Drudge shares mock ‘Survivor’ cover suggesting more White House officials will leave this summer 'Daily Show' trolls Trump over Pruitt's resignation MORE, former Veterans Affairs Secretary David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinTrump loyalists purge VA of longtime staffers who don’t support agenda: report Poll: Majority in some GOP districts say Republicans 'more corrupt' than Dems On paper, Wilkie is the perfect candidate for VA secretary, but his qualifications go further MORE and former national security adviser H.R. McMaster. 

Trump has also been the subject of claims he had multiple extramarital affairs around 2006. 

The developments come as the president is gearing up to defend and campaign for Republicans in this fall's midterm elections. 

The Rasmussen Reports poll was conducted among 1,500 likely voters, with a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points. 

The daily tracking polls are conducted on a three-day rolling average basis.